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Rattle by Fiona Cummins
  

Rattle

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Set in South London, Fiona Cummins' debut is insidious and icy in its depiction of a psychopath whose modus operandi could have Hannibal Lecter flinching and proves a worthy addition to the pantheon of malevolent grotesques of crime fiction. At times, it feels like Thomas Harris meets John Fowles' Collector, and this is no faint praise. Detective Sergeant Etta Fitzroy is still haunted by the disappearance of a little girl when another child goes missing, abducted outside her school gate and she manages to connect the cases. Her journey takes her into very dark places as a most sinister set-up eventually comes to light involving bone collecting and a series of fraying relationships mined by the weight of time and society. Cummins is particularly adept at portraying characters whose lives are on the verge of falling apart and generates a prevalent mood of gloom well in harmony with her creepy subject. ~ Maxim Jakubowski

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Synopsis

Rattle by Fiona Cummins

A serial killer to chill your bones A psychopath more frightening than Hannibal Lecter. He has planned well. He leads two lives. In one he's just like anyone else. But in the other he is the caretaker of his family's macabre museum. Now the time has come to add to his collection. He is ready to feed his obsession, and he is on the hunt. Jakey Frith and Clara Foyle have something in common. They have what he needs. What begins is a terrifying cat-and-mouse game between the sinister collector, Jakey's father and Etta Fitzroy, a troubled detective investigating a spate of abductions. Set in London's Blackheath, Rattle by Fiona Cummins explores the seam of darkness that runs through us all; the struggle between light and shadow, redemption and revenge. It is a glimpse into the mind of a sinister psychopath. And it's also a story about not giving up hope when it seems that all hope is already lost.

Reviews

'It's a rare debut that has this much polish. Harrowing and horrifying, head and shoulders above most of the competition' -- Val McDermid

'Sharp, moving and wholly original. Rattle is a breath of fresh air' -- Tammy Cohen

'A creepy crime debut with shades of Babadook about it ... I think it will be huge' -- Sarah Hilary

'Gripping. A total page-turner. A rattling good read' -- D E Meredith

'Cleverest and creepiest plot I've read in a long time. Left me breathless with fear ... utterly brilliant' -- Michelle Davies

'Tearing through RATTLE. It's brilliant!' -- Tasha Kavanagh

'Original, vivid, stunningly written with a plot that shocks and disturbs from the very first page. Leaves you holding your breath ... a fantastic read' -- Debbie Howells

About the Author

Fiona Cummins

Fiona Cummins is an award-winning former Daily Mirror showbusiness journalist and a graduate of the Faber Academy Writing A Novel course. She lives in Essex with her family. Rattle is her first novel.

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Book Info

Publication date

26th January 2017

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Publisher

Macmillan an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Format

Hardback
496 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
Maxim Jakubowski's Selection
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ISBN

9781509812264

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